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Journaling with Lynda allowed for quiet reflection (even in the midst of a large group) and took me to a place I haven't had the opportunity to visit for a long time.  It reminded me how important it is to get in touch with my thoughts through writing and offered a valuable perspective.  I hope to keep up my writing.  Thank you.

Wendy Roberts, Social Worker in Healthcare
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I inspire + educate audiences about the transformational and healing power of writing for inspired, healthy and awakened living.  I promise to ignite energy, learning and the power of story at your event.  Discover the writing, personal growth and wellness connection!

 


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Examples of Popular Speaking Topics - Customized Every Time!

Write Your Way to Clarity + Calm - learn how to tap into the transformational & healing power of writing.  Discover the writing, personal growth and wellness connection during this experienctial keynote.  Participants will feel relaxed and enlivened!

Beyond Bubble Baths: Care for Caregivers through Therapeutic Journaling - this keynote invites helpers, healers, leaders and caregivers into the heart and art of caring for themselves through therapeutic journaling.  Prevent burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue through reflective practice.

Listen Within for Wisdom + Well-Being - tap into your inner ways of knowing (intuition) through guided meditation and expressive writing.  Reduce stress and overwhelm.  Align with your inner truth for success and health in mind, body, heart and spirit.   


I love to speak at...

Conferences & Professional Development events for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counsellors, Coaches, Educators, Healthcare Professionals

Women's Health & Wellness Events

Workplace & Employee Wellness Events

Expressive, Contemplative & Healing Arts Conferences & Retreats

I offer complimentary speaking and presentations at...

Fundraisers for Causes that Improve Peoples' Lives and Health


Recent Presentations

Life Source Writing™: Reflective Journaling for Social Worker Self-Care & Well-Being - BCASW, Kamloops, BC, May 2013

Therapeutic Journaling for Healthcare Professionals - QE11 Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, April 2013

Write, Discover, Grow:  A Journaling Workshop for Helping Professionals - Social Work Continuing Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, April 2013

Write your Way to Clarity, Calm & Health - Emergent Learning Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2013

Journaling or Self-Care, Stress Relief & Showing Up Fully in Your Life - International Association of Journal Writers (iajw.org), interviewed by Ruth Folit, November 2012

Write Your Way to Clarity + Calm - everyWoman Conference, Victoria, BC.  November 2012.

Life Source Writing: A Reflective Practice for Social Worker Well-Being - British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW), Fall Conference. November 2012

Building Strong Relationships At Home & Work:  Key Strategies for Success - Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue team and their spouses/partners.  March 2012

Reflective Writing for Business Success - RoaringWomen.com, Victoria, B.C. | March 2012

Life Source Writing™: A Reflective Wellness Practice for Helping Professionals - Public Guardian & Trustee of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. | March 2012

Tapping Into Your Inner Wisdom for Guidance in Business and in Life - A Coaching Cirlce for eWomen Network Conference, Victoria, B.C. | February 2012

Remembering YOU:  Self-Care for Social Workers - University of British Columbia School of Social Work - Vancouver, B.C | January 2012

Looking Back, Visioning Forward: A Reflective Writing Retreat - Virtual Event | December 2011.

Reflective Journaling for Wisdom & Well-Being - yoUnlimited.com Conference, Sidney, B.C. | November 2011

 



Praise for Lynda's Speaking & Presentations

We had the pleasure of Lynda’s inspirational participation in our bi-annual Health and Safety Advocates’ Conference. The theme was “Building A Culture of Safety”. Lynda actively involved us in the preparation of her keynote, to ensure our needs were addressed and that she could tailor comments, and literature references to our demographic. She also worked as a leader in our small break out sessions and related well with our members, who come from varied geographical areas and varied technologies. We would use Lynda’s services again in any similar endeavor.  -- Marty Lovick, Health Sciences Association

 

"Three words come to mind when reflecting on the work provided by Lynda Monk.Passion, Commitment and Innovation. Lynda leaves a trail of legacy, our ministry has certainly benefited from our partnership with her in the areas of training and organizational health." -- John Campos, RSW, Ministry of Children and Family Development


"In 2000, Lynda Monk came to my office and we talked on bringing her in on a trial basis to offer training courses related to how stress affected not only fire fighters but their families. Having sat through these presentations before and at first going in with a pre-conceived notion that it wouldn’t be of any use to me, I knew that it might be a hard sell to the fire fighters. That first session we had 25 fire fighters present. Three hours later, they were all sold on her approach to the issue and looked forward to her next sessions. We now run at least one session per year utilizing Creative Wellness and they are one of the highest attended training courses. Lynda Monk is very approachable, likeable and down-to-earth. She can communicate readily at any level, thus my fire fighters really appreciate her sessions." -- Dave Enfield, Fire Chief/Emergency Program Coordinator, Saltspring Fire/Rescue


"I have attended several Creative Wellness workshops. What has always struck me about Lynda is her knowledge and understanding child protection/maltreatment and the issues faced by social workers. She is kind, compassionate, humorous and she helps you to look at the issue from a more insightful perspective. Lynda is very enthusiastic and committed to the professional self care needs of social workers." -- Darlene Thoen, Casework Supervisor, Usma Nuu-chah-nulth Family and Child Services

 

"Lynda presents very difficult and challenging material in a very kind and gentle way that provides participants with the safety required to learn while they explore personal trauma. Lynda’s committment to ensuring that professionals take time to address their own trauma or vicarious trauma needs – enables participants to engage in those courageous conversations necessary to maintaining professional humility." -- Grace Atkinson, Manager of Training Services, Caring For First Nations Children’s Society (CFNCS)


"It is always a joy to collaborate with Lynda Monk on any project. Whether training, curriculum development or a myriad of wellness activities, Lynda is flawless in her facilitation and will custom design a training session that meets your needs in a timely, flexible and sensitive manner. Lynda’s sessions consistently result in glowing feedback and always leave the participants stronger and wiser for having spent the time with her." -- Kim Dooling Regional Child Welfare Consultant Field Education Coordinator


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